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Old 02-22-2013, 08:26 PM   #11
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in the beginning of this section one of the stickies has some really great reloading videos. you should check them out.

but to answer your question, you adjust and weigh one powder charge untill its the amount you want. then you weigh it a few more times just to be sure your adjustments on thepowder dispenser remain correct. you can now drop the powder rt into the case, or if you still want to you can weigh each one. really its up to you. the amount of powder to be used for any certin caliber, powder, and bullet combination are generally listed in reloading manuals and on some companies websites.

heres a fun site you can play on to kind of see what i mean.
you can enter different calibers and play around to see all the info.
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Originally Posted by locutus View Post
The best serious advice I can give, is to ask around your LGS if anyone if offering NRA reloading classes. Id so, take one.

If not, ask someone you know who reloads to mentor you, hands on.

If you don't know anyone, get a copy of ABCs of reloading and the Lyman reloading manual and do some study.

It;s easy, it's safe(if you're careful) and it's rewarding hobby.
Thank you! I will check those books out and do a bit of research on the classes.
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Surfing used bookstores for old reloading books......the older/cheaper the better.

Reading/researching is the key to a lot of doors,WRT not only guns but ammo and ballistics.....with some serious technique(shooting as well as loading)thrown in for good measure.

To steer back to your original question,look into how old chamberings got their name.....38-40 Winchester or 45-70 Springfield,to name a cpl popular calibres.Now,how has their loading changed with modern propellants?What problems arise from its(smokeless)use?
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